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Alabama Democrats equate death penalty to Holocaust in latest social media controversy

The Alabama Democratic Party started another controversy on social media — this time linking Gov. Kay Ivey’s support for the death penalty to the Holocaust.

Ivey joined several other Alabama leaders and posted on Holocaust Remembrance day saying, “Today, we remember the millions of lives lost to unfathomable hatred — mindful that antisemitism still tries to resurface in our world. To never again see such evil carry out, we will always continue to preserve the memory of this painful history.”

While most people appreciated her comments and didn’t see it as too controversial, that didn’t stop the Alabama Democrats using the post to push their own partisan agenda.

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“A man was gassed to death for 22 minutes Thursday with your permission but yes, tell us more about ‘never again seeing such evil carried out,'” the group posted on X.

The post is referring the recent execution of convicted killer Kenneth Eugene Smith by nitrogen hypoxia, the first time that method has ever been used on a death row inmate.

Smith had been convicted of stabbing and killing Elizabeth Sennett.

Alabama Democratic Party Vice Chair Tabith Isner also recently criticized the death penalty on her X page, using the opportunity to blast the current Republican frontrunner for President.

“To the people who say the death penalty is just the kind of harsh punishment we need to deter murder, here’s my question: Do you agree that $83 million is just the sort of harsh punishment we need to deter sexual assault and badmouthing women who dare to press charges?” Isner said.

The Alabama Democrats’ social media has a history of trying to compare Republicans to Nazis. Late last year they tried to say U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was acting like a Nazi.

“Tuberville is speaking in code here,” the Alabama Democrats posted on X. “Time to call it what it is. ‘Wokeness’ refers to a military that has black, brown, red, yellow, and female leaders. He prefers his military to look like Nazi Germany’s Third Reich. Say what you mean
[Senator Tuberville].”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) criticized the Alabama Democrats for the post against Tuberville.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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